1.
2.
3.
4.
EVENT16.02.2023 / 6.00pm7.00pm

Birmingham: The Brutiful Years

In Conversation with the Authors

Meet the authors of the critically acclaimed book, Birmingham: The Brutiful Years (designed by Sharonjit Sutton and published by The Modernist).

Authors Mary Keating, Jenny Marris and John Bell, who form part of The Brutiful Action group, discuss Birmingham’s relationship with its post war architecture, followed by a Q&A and book signing. The event is hosted by Dr Linzi Stauvers, Acting Artistic Director, Education, at Ikon. Birmingham: The Brutiful Years is available to purchase in-store or shop online.

This event is organised to coincide with Ikon’s exhibition Horror in the Modernist Block.

Horror in the Modernist Block is supported by Fluxus Art Projects, Embassy of the Netherlands, Freelands FoundationItalian Cultural Institute and The Modern Institute.

About the authors

Mary Keating has been an enthusiastic voice of Modernist architecture for many years. Living in a John Madin designed house, she was at the forefront of the campaign to save Birmingham Central Library.

A love of John Madin’s iconic Central Library prompted Jenny Marris to join the campaign. This led to an interest in Modernist and Brutalist architecture, and a commitment to raise awareness of an important period in Birmingham’s architectural history.

Having worked for some time in Coventry and appreciating the Modernist redevelopment of the city, John Bell found a different story in Birmingham. He gave his design and photographic skills to support the campaign to save Central Library, becoming a founding member of Brutiful.

Event Date

Thursday 16 February 2023
6.00pm7.00pm

Event Details

Free, suggested donation £5

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here

For additional access enquiries please contact learning@ikon-gallery.org

A British Sign Language interpreter can be provided. Please contact us at least 10 working days in advance of the event to request a BSL interpreter

VENUE

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Image Credits
1. The Brutiful Years 2. Jenny Marris 3. Mary Keating 4. John Madin
SHARE

Related

Exhibition25.11.202201.05.2023
See more
Horror in the Modernist Block
Ikon presents new and recent work by 20 contemporary artists exploring the relationship between architectural modernism and horror.
Event/Exhibition tour25.04.2023 / 2.00pm3.00pm
See more
Exhibition tour with Lucy Mounfield
Join Lucy Mounfield, Assistant Curator at Ikon, for a tour of the exhibition Horror in the Modernist Block.
Exhibition tour/Event20.01.2023 / 2.00pm3.00pm
See more
Exhibition tour with Melanie Pocock
Join Melanie Pocock, Acting Artistic Director, Exhibitions and curator of Horror in the Modernist Block for a tour of the exhibition.
Music/Event02.02.2023 / 7.00pm8.30pm
See more
Le Corbusier’s Dream of Machines - Sold out
An evening of live music curated by Leon Trimble, a digital artist who works in audio visual performance, responding to the film zone in Ikon’s First Floor Galleries.
Event/Talk18.03.2023 / 2.00pm3.15pm
See more
Stuart Whipps
Artist Stuart Whipps presents Plum Pudding: Boot House, a collection of stories that centre around three modernist buildings in the West Midlands – Whipps’ family home in Perry Common, Birmingham Central Library and the Wolverhampton School of Art.
Event20.03.2023 / 6.00pm8.00pm
See more
Birmingham City University Student Showcase
Architecture and Design postgraduate students from Birmingham City University showcase new work made in response to Horror in the Modernist Block.
Exhibition22.02.202326.02.2023
See more
Coventry University Student Showcase
Ikon hosts an exhibition of work by Fine Art, Illustration and Photography students from Coventry University School of Art and Design, made in response to Horror in the Modernist Block.

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Hear the latest Ikon news including new exhibitions and off-site projects, events, shop offers and announcements.

IKON GALLERY
1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace
Birmingham, B1 2HS

GALLERY: +44 (0)121 248 0708
SHOP: +44 (0)121 248 0711

Copyright © 2023 IKON. All rights reserved. Registered charity no. 528892